Save the Children NGO Jobs – Awards Management Systems Specialist

Organisation: Save the
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Awards Manager
About Save:
Save the Children is the
world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence
in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in
which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and
participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale.  In
Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child
Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food
Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts.
Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North,
Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the
Children has a staff complement of over 200 persons. We save children’s lives.
We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential. In 2013, we
reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91
million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Awards
Management Systems Specialist will be responsible for providing award
management system support and oversight throughout the life cycle of an award
(opportunity stage to close out). He/she works with other staff to effectively
support program quality, donor compliance and accountability to all
stakeholders. The post holder may be called upon as and when necessary to
support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or
    finance management or professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA etc or
    the equivalent accrued working experience in a related position.
  • Four
    or more years’ experience with International NGO’s particularly those addressing
    human/children’s rights and those applying partnership approaches is
  • Past
    exposure and experience of working with local partners and District Local
    Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education,
    HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Possess
    excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability
    to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform
    effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
  • Computer
    literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
    responses.    Highly developed
    cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
    environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability
    to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation
    and coaching
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • Willingness
    to extensively travel to the field.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates who wish to join Save the Children International NGO should send
their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three professional
referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors should be submitted
The Director of Human Resources
& Administration
Save the Children
Plot 68/70, Kira Road
P.O Box 12018,
Kampala, Uganda
Electronic copies can be sent
via email to:
NB:  Testimonials/certificates should not be
attached to applications that are submitted online.
Deadline: 14th November 2014.
Save the Children is an equal
opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are
encouraged to apply.

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